Skyfront VR, a multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) videogame designed for virtual reality (VR), is now available as a Steam Early Access title. Compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the Early Access edition of Skyfront VR follows a series of successful closed beta testing phases.
Set in an idyllic future, Skyfront VR aims to take players to battlegrounds around the world. Cities of old have been raised to the skies and converted to zero-gravity battle arenas, where best warriors are teaming up to determine the ultimate champion. Contestants from around the world compete in zero gravity arenas for the title of Guardians – Keepers of the Peace.
Designing a FPS videogame for VR – as elementary as it may sound – is not a simple process. Due to the constraints of current VR hardware and the potential for inducing simulation sickness, developers have to be cautious as to how they handle a player’s locomotion. According to Levity Play, Skyfront VR’s movement mechanics take advantage of unique characteristics of VR motion controllers to make for an ‘intuitive and nausea free experience’. The videogame boasts omnidimensional battle arenas to complement the gameplay mechanics and to support the unique game flow that zero gravity gameplay offers.
Skyfront VR is proposed to be an Early Access title for six to eight months as Levity Play work out which features are most in demand from the community. While this first edition is essentially a ‘bare bones’ experience, the developers plan to add lots more content as development continues, including more maps, gameplay modes, weapons, special abilities and a customisation system.
“We will have regular updates on our development blog, where we’ll announce new features and bug fixes. We plan on releasing updates for the game every two weeks or so,” reads the official Early Access description for Skyfront VR. “We will also have an in-game Bug Report Tool which makes it easy for you to send us any feedback, glitches and bugs you might find. You can also include the log file and a screenshot if necessary. We will also have a public Trello board where all players can vote on what features should be worked on first.”
Skyfront VR can be purchased as an Early Access title via Steam now, compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Skyfront VR and other VR titles from Levity Play.